The 2017 Corsair Nationals, hosted by Sarasota Sailing Squadron have announced new sponsors, and a great opportunity to win some fantastic equipment from Colligo Marine.
Entries received on or before November 7th, 2016 will be entered into a fantastic price draw to win a set of new Colligo Marine shrouds worth up to $1600. That applies to any model of Corsair - anyone can win. We now have 11 boats registered for the Nationals, with expressions of interest from 3 more. So this is a great time to join in and have a chance at some free equipment.
This regatta won't lack for social time, either. Saturday night's dinner, sponsored by Spinlock, will see a prize draw for some of their great gear. Refreshments are provided courtesy of sponsors, Windcraft (Corsair dealers for the Texas/Gulf Coast), Calvert Sails, and the Finish Line.
Speaking of our longstanding Corsair dealer in the region, the Finish Line of the Treasure Coast has also kindly offered free storage space before and after the Corsair Nationals. So if you find yourself considering a series of regattas in the region, talk to Steve Marsh today.
Photography of the event will be provided by Brian Clark of Local Flavor Films and Photography. A slideshow of the sailing action will run post-race each evening, with video to follow later. Thanks to Brian for this great service.
More information is provided below. Register now on the event page.
Notice of Race
January 27 – 29, 2017
Organizing Authority: Sarasota Sailing Squadron (SSS)
This regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
2. Eligibility and Entry
2.1 The regatta is open to all multihull sailboats holding a valid One-design, Class, Portsmouth or West Florida PHRF rating.
2.2 A minimum of 5 boats makes a class.
2.3 Expected: Corsair Pulse, 750, 28, 31, Farrier, Stilletto, Formula, and a variety of other multihulls.
2.4 The organizing authority reserves the right to group similar boats together to form one or more open classes. Any groups of five or more boats shall race as a separate one-design class in addition to being eligible for overall awards.
3. Registration & Fees
3.1 Advance Online Registration is available at: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/11954
3.2 $160 includes a shirt, hat and Saturday dinner. Tickets for dinner Saturday night $20.
3.3 $20 discount for entries received & paid by 1700 hrs on January 17th, 2016.
4. Schedule of Events
Thursday, January 26, 2017
1800-2000 Registration & Check-In
Friday, January 27, 2017
0800-0930 Registration & Check-In
1000 Competitors’ Meeting
1130 Warning Signal
Saturday, January 28, 2017
1000 Warning Signal
1800 Evening entertainment and dinner
Sunday, January 29, 2017
1000 Warning Signal
1400 No warning signal after this time.
Awards presentation as soon as possible after racing.
As many races as practically possible will be run. The total number of races held may vary by fleet.
Each boat not having a one design rating shall supply a valid rating to the organizing authority by 1700 on January 13, 2017. If a valid rating is not available, a rating will be assigned (on a best efforts basis) by the organizing authority. This rating will be used for the duration of the regatta.
6. Sailing Instructions & Courses
Sailing Instructions and courses to be sailed will be available at Registration
Racing will take place in Sarasota Bay.
8. The Courses
The courses to be sailed will be windward/leeward
9. Penalty System
For all classes, rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-turn Penalty.
9.1 The Low-Point Scoring System of Appendix A will apply.
9.2 All Scoring will be calculated using the Time on Time scoring method.
Awards will be given out according to the number of registrants in each class. Based upon registrations received, the Organizing Authority may, in its discretion, offer up to 5 trophies for each class, including Corinthian trophies for boats who’s crew has only Group 1 competitors as set forth in ISAF Regulations Section 22 (Sailor Eligibility)
12. Disclaimer of Liability
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance.
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